Research Group for Applied Software Engineering
Forschungsgruppe für Angewandte Softwaretechnik

Practical Course: iPraktikum WS2021/22

Attention: We hope to be able to offer the iPraktikum again as on-campus course. Due to ongoing development with respect to the Corona Virus, the exact dates of the course are subject to change. We will inform all participants if any dates change.

Course description

In this course you develop a mobile application in the context of a larger system architecture. Depending on the project, you work with application servers, machine learning algorithms, smart sensors, intelligent clothing, wearables like the Apple Watch or micro-controllers.

You get to know the workflows, activities and tools of state-of-the-art agile software engineering, in particular agile hardware/software co-development, from requirements engineering to system delivery. In particular, you learn Apple’s programming language Swift, UI frameworks like UIKit and SwiftUI, and Server-Side Swift. In addition, you will gain hands-on knowledge in the fields of system modeling, usability engineering and continuous integration and delivery.

For this course, industry partners provide real problem statements. You get real team and project experience while working tightly together with a real client towards a real deadline.


At a glance

  • Credits: 10 ECTS
  • Course type: Bachelor/Master Practical Course
  • Possible module numbers: IN0012, IN2106, IN2175, IN2128, IN4049
  • Participants: 20-30 students
  • Info Meeting: Monday, July 5, 13:00 - 14:00, Download slides

Related courses


  • Participating students are familiar with the concepts of object-oriented programming in e.g. Objective-C, Java, C++ or C#.
  • Prior knowledge in Swift or macOS is helpful but not required. 
  • You do not necessarily need any own Apple Devices to take this course. We have a lab equipped with iMacs which you can use 24/7 with a key card, but in this case you should be prepared to have time to work on campus.

How you can prepare for the course


Event/Meeting Date Time Place Purpose

Info Meeting

Monday, July 5

 13:00 - 14:00


You get an overview about the course, its prerequisites and learning outcomes. We also inform you about the application process.
Intro Course
(only for students without Swift experience)
September   Self-paced online course You get an introduction into Apple's programming language Swift. You watch videos and complete exercises with the help of your tutors in case you have no experience in Swift. 
Coach Kickoff
(only for coaches)
Thursday, October 21  13:00 - 15:00 Meeting room @ LS1 Coaches discuss the most important aspects of Agile Project Management
Kickoff Meeting Thursday, October 21  16:30 - 18:00 Interim HS 1
Customers present the problems they want you to solve. You can then prioritize the projects.
Design Review Thursday, December 16  17:00 - 18:40  Interim HS 1
Your team presents the current status of your system to the whole course and the customers.

Client Acceptance Test

Thursday, February 10  16:30 - 18:00 Interim HS 1
Show off your finished applications to the whole course and the customers.


  1. Attend the info meeting: Zoom link
  2. Fill out the application by July 12
  3. Prioritize the Practical Course iPraktikum in the matching system of the faculty until July 20
  4. Your application as developer for the iPraktikum can only be considered if you submit the application and prioritize the Practical Course iPraktikum in the matching system.

Apply as developer


Results of previous semesters


Please send an email to ios (at) and do not contact us individually.

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Prof. Dr. Stephan Krusche

Snezhina Milusheva

Prof. Dr. Bernd Brügge